Help Power Button


Issue with the Nexus 4 power button in KitKat, problem keeps returning every now and then, where for a period, the hold to see the popup thing with power off, airplane mode, etc, won't work but the power button itself works, then vice versa for minute or two, then it's fixed.


Android Expert
Assuming you're vanilla, then that sounds like a hardware issue .. dirt maybe? Though it is hard to see where it would get in.

I have seen suggestions on here about using a vacuum cleaner to clear dirt around power buttons - sounds a tad risky, but I guess it should be Ok so long as you're careful. Failing that, could be a case of having to send the phone off for repair :(